Bears quarterback Jay Cutler calls the signals during the Chicago Bears win over the Detroit Lions October 22, 2012. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times
Updated: December 10, 2012 6:33AM
Jay Cutler is a giving man. The Bears quarterback lavishes his linemen with gifts, or so
he told Cris Collinsworth and Phil Simms during an interview for Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.”
Simms told Cutler that he used to “bribe” his linemen and asked Cutler what he did for his unit.
“I’ve got them everything from suits to watches, first-class airline tickets. I take care of them,” Cutler said. “The group I have right now, they’re working hard. It’s a good group. Each and every day, they’re trying to get better.”
But the Bears, once again, got off to a rough start against the Tennessee Titans, and Cutler expressed his displeasure to his offensive linemen.
“Last week, I think I was too nice to ’em. I told them halfway through the game, ‘Guys, I can’t be nice to you if we’re going to play like this. I’m going to have be mean to you,” he recalled. “And [Roberto] Garza was like, ‘You know, just yell at us, we play better that way.’
“They’re trying hard.”
During the interview, Cutler also talked about his dressy postgame attire: “I’m getting killed on the field with all my other demeanor so I thought I’d try to lighten it up and go a different direction off the field. Kristin [Cavallari], my fiancé, is probably going to take credit for most of it. You bring a woman into your life and a lot of things change.”